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    • POSTED: September 1, 2022
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    WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS OF PASSENGERS IN CAR ACCIDENTS?

    Without an experienced Sacramento injury lawyer it is difficult to navigate the legal aspects of a personal injury claim and determine the exact course of action. Most people are not aware of all possible remedies available to them. However, the law of remedies provides a multiple avenues for the recovery of an injured passenger.

    First, if you were injured as passenger in a car accident remember, you cannot be put at fault for the collision. California is a pure comparative fault state. This means that anyone who was injured in a car accident can recover against the at fault party comparative to the fault assigned to that party. To rephrase, if a person who was injured in a car accident has been determined to be 40% at fault for the collision, that individual will still be able to recover for his or her damages, however the recovery will be reduced by 40%, the percentage of fault assigned to that injured individual.

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    • POSTED: June 1, 2022
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    T-BONE CAR ACCIDENTS

    Side-impact car crashes, also known as “T-bone” or “broadside” collisions, occurs when a vehicle is hit on its side by another vehicle. Side-impact crashes are extremely dangerous.

    They have caused 29% of all passenger-vehicle deaths in the U.S. in 2009 and produce a high rate of severe injuries so it’s important you contact an experienced auto accident attorney who can help you with your case and get you the compensation you deserve.

    The reason for more severe injuries in such collisions is because the sides of vehicles have a small amount of space to absorb the energy of the other vehicle. Additionally, the force of side-impact crash often pushes the struck vehicle into the path of other vehicles, causing further collisions, damage and injuries.

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    • POSTED: May 15, 2022
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    DEALING WITH INSURANCE COMPANY

    They will attempt to obtain a recorded statement from you. You do not want to give them one, because they might use that statement against you. They might find a discrepancy between your statement and the police report, or between your statement and the witness statement. The insurance company will often hire an expert witness who will disprove your side of the story. If the case is litigated later on you will end up looking like a liar in front of the judge and jury.

    You also do not want to sign anything that they give you without an attorney reviewing it first. Often insurance adjuster will ask you to sign a blank authorization which will allow them to obtain your medical records. They will then use that authorization to get a copy of your medical records beyond what is required for them to make a determination of your injuries. They will find previous conditions and injuries in your medical records and relate the injuries you suffered in the car accident to preexisting conditions.

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    • POSTED: April 15, 2022
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    DRIVING DISTRACTIONS THAT CAUSE ACCIDENTS

    Americans spend a lot of their time behind the wheel. As commutes get longer and longer and self-driving cars still seem a world away, it’s important to understand what causes car accidents and how to prevent them. A major reason people say they were involved in a car crash is because they were distracted. Now, it seems obvious not to drive distracted, but as driving seems natural and we do it all the time, people become too comfortable with the task and start becoming flippant about it. This article will cover the top ten driving distractions and how to avoid them and always remember to seek legal advice from an auto accident lawyer in Sacramento if you have been involved in a car accident.

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    • POSTED: February 1, 2022
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    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS

    California has the country’s highest number of pedestrian fatalities, for the second year in a row. If you’ve been hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian, contact an experienced Sacramento auto accident attorney immediately.

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    • POSTED: December 1, 2021
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    SIDESWIPE AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS

    Many people would consider a sideswipe accident to be relatively minor with property damage as the greatest concern. However, sideswiping can actually be very serious and is often just the first incident in a more severe collision. Most sideswiping incidents occur when two cars are driving side-by-side and a driver becomes distracted, drifting into the lane of the other driver. At this point, there is the possibility for escalation. If either driver reacts to this contact by overcorrecting, they may veer into yet another car, an inanimate object, or may flip their car if the overcorrection is severe enough. If you or someone you know has been involved in a sideswipe accident, call auto accident attorney in Sacramento at The Choyce Law Firm to see if you’re eligible for compensation.

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    • POSTED: November 1, 2021
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    VICTIMS OF A DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT

    California has some of the harshest penalties for driving under the influence. If you’ve been a victim of a drunk driving accident, contact a car accident lawyer in Sacramento immediately for help. California law prohibits drivers from operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs because of the severe devastating and life changing injuries that can occur from drunk driving accidents. Drunk driving fatalities in California in 2015 was 867, which is 28% of all total traffic deaths, a 4.6% increase from the year prior.

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    • POSTED: October 15, 2021
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    RAINY WEATHER ACCIDENTS

    automobile accident lawyer in Sacramento Weather has a significant impact on a driver’s ability to control their car on the road. People may not realize just how much power rain and wind have when it comes to 2,000 lb hunks of metal, but rainstorms can have serious effects. Strong winds can push cars into another […]

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    • POSTED: October 1, 2021
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    TRAFFIC LIGHT ACCIDENTS

    Most drivers who have experienced the chaos of a traffic light not working due to a power outage would probably agree. Unfortunately, some drivers do not always follow the rules. This can cause catastrophic damage to cars and serious injuries to drivers and passengers. As most drivers assume other drivers are following the rules as they are, they often don’t pay close attention to other drivers’ behavior. If you have been in an accident involving another driver’s negligence towards traffic lights, speak with a personal injury attorney for help.

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    • POSTED: September 1, 2021
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    REAR END COLLISIONS & FENDER-BENDERS

    No one expects to be involved in a car collision when they wake up in the morning. They happen suddenly and usually when you are least expecting them. There is only so much you can do to prevent a car collision – you can’t control the behavior of other drivers. Everyone does their best to abide by the rules of the road, but everyone makes mistakes and gets distracted. It only takes a moment of distraction for a collision to occur. There are many factors that contribute to a car accident and there are many different kinds of car collisions. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident of any type, contact a Sacramento car accident lawyer immediately.

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    • POSTED: August 1, 2021
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    HIT & RUN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS

    AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN SACRAMENTO HELPING HIT & RUN ACCIDENTS VICTIMS GET JUSTICE In a car accident, the person who is responsible for causing the accident will need to pay for property damage, medical bills and lost wages. But what happens when that person flees the scene of the accident? When a driver hits and […]

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    • POSTED: June 15, 2021
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    So You’ve Had an Accident, What’s Next?

    SACRAMENTO CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER What To Do After A Car Accident No one gets up in the morning and says to himself, “I hope I will get hurt in a car accident today.” But, considering that an average number of car accidents in the United States per year is 6 million, and that annually approximately […]

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    • POSTED: April 15, 2021
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    CAR ACCIDENTS CAUSING INJURIES TO PEDESTRIANS

    ACCIDENT LAWYER IN SACRAMENTO According to the DMV, nearly a quarter (22%) of all traffic fatalities in California are pedestrians. This is much higher than the national average, which is 13-14%. Perhaps this is because the state of California has many cities in which there is a high number of individuals walking every day and […]

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    • POSTED: January 15, 2021
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    DASHBOARD CAMERAS (DASH CAMS)

    INJURY ATTORNEY IN SACRAMENTO Dashboard Cameras (Dash Cams) Car accidents are a crazy situation for everyone involved, and the last thing you are thinking about when the adrenaline is pumping is how to make sure the accident is completely documented so that liability is properly assigned. The problem is, each party in the accident usually […]

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    • POSTED: January 1, 2021
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    AUTO ACCIDENTS DURING HOLIDAY DRIVING

    Sacramento Accident Attorney Holidays are a time for rest and relaxation, right? We all know that is not always the case, and the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season is usually a time of stress and last minute shopping. Americans are also traveling at increased rates across the country, congesting our roads and highways. The odds […]

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    • POSTED: September 5, 2017
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    TEENAGE DRIVERS AND LIABILITY

    Fairfield CA Injury Lawyer Helps With Teenage Driver Liability Auto Accidents Obtaining a driver’s license is a monumental and much anticipated moment in a teenagers life. Unfortunately, parents sometimes overlook the potential liability issues involved in allowing their children to drive any motorized vehicle. Any licensed driver who gets behind the wheel owes a “duty […]

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